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1. Matinicus has no grocery stores or restaurants — pack your own food.

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2. There are no ATMs on the island — bring cash.

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3. Matinicus is 20 miles off the coast — only way there is by plane or boat/ferry.

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4. The ferry to Matinicus runs an average of once a week during the summer and it can be as infrequent as once a month during the winter — check the schedule.

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5. Cell service on Matinicus is spotty — go to the town library for good Wi-Fi.

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